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The Five (And Only Five) Times it Might be OK to Tap a Retirement Account

Back in November, I spotlighted a letter from a reader who agonized over a debt dilemma that involved his retirement savings. "Nick from Michigan" wanted to tap his 401(k) to pay off $12,000 in credit card debt, but couldn't pull the trigger. I … [Read more...]

Funny Money: How to Deal with Mechanics When You Know Nothing About Cars

Some smart people really love dumb people with problems. Because they are smart enough to know they can trick the dumb people with problems into giving them lots of money to fix those problems ... that only they are smart enough to fix. The smart … [Read more...]

Your Tax Document Checklist: The No-Stress Guide To Filing Your Taxes, Part 1

This Website is all about taking confusing, boring topics and presenting them as clearly as possible. And few topics are more confusing and boring than taxes. So whether taxes simply fail to excite you or flat out freak you out, we're going to try … [Read more...]

What The Fiscal Cliff Deal Means For Your Taxes

A month ago, all everyone was hearing about was this darn fiscal cliff. Are we gonna go off the cliff? Are taxes going up? Going down? What exactly is Congress doing up there on that hill? Is the world going to end as we know it?! Phew, it was … [Read more...]

This Post for Rent: 8 Tips for Landlords, Renters in the Under-30 Crowd

Just as the Great Recession hit homeowners with a mighty wallop, it also took a toll on rentals, with bad news for landlords and tenants alike. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, vacancy rates reached a new high … [Read more...]

Funny Money: The 7 Rules of Ridiculously Cheap Gaming

There are more degrading and addictive forms of entertainment than video games. Like maybe My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, crack, and … huh, did I mention crack? It’s hard to come up with anything more addictive than gaming. Unfortunately, con … [Read more...]

How Do You Balance Saving for Retirement With Other Goals?

It’s perhaps the biggest financial quandary facing every young saver: Personal finance advice –- including our own --- implores you to save as much for retirement as possible. But the younger you are, the more likely you have other important goals ahe … [Read more...]

♥ & $: Planning Your Dream Wedding? Might Want to Rethink That One

I went to get my hair cut the other day and my stylist, Sergio, told me he and his fiancé have finally set the date for their wedding: September, 2013; only four years after the birth of their son. As Sergio said, “Better late than never.” Much con … [Read more...]

13 Inexpensive and Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time again. St. Valentine is going to be spreading his love to everyone in just a few short days. Valentine’s Day, February 14, is right around the corner! Commercial holiday or not – are you ready to give an awesome gift to your sweet … [Read more...]

Money Mentors: Erin Cerat on Paying Cash, Babysitting on the Side, and Buying a Home

For this “Money Mentor” post, I wanted to bring attention to someone who’s doing the little things right. It’s really a chance to ask a thrifty friend — the one who seems like she always has it together — the secrets to her success. Meet Erin Cerat … [Read more...]